DeVos Announces $123 Million in New Education Grants

The Epoch Times | September 29, 2019

The Trump administration is expanding educational access to students and workers with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education—via $123 million worth in new grant awards. The funds, to be sent to 41 school districts, nonprofit organizations, and state education agencies across the United States, are part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made the announcement on Sept. 27. The grants, according to the education department, will “provide funding to create, implement, or take to scale an evidence-based innovation to improve academic achievement for high-need students, and a rigorous evaluation so that others may learn from its results.” They include over $30 million in awards to eight grantees serving rural areas and also incorporate more than $78 million to 29 grantees focused on STEM education. More than 85 percent of the funded STEM projects include a focus on computer science, according to the department.

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As the population of college-bound students evolves into a more diverse pool, it is important to recognize the need to ensure that these students are supported not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. This paper outlines the ways schools, districts, and other supportive adults can help students to gain and maintain hope for their future and to understand how to transform their goals and aspirations into an actionable future.The Ladder of Hope illustrates the long-term impact that maintaining high-levels of hope and engagement can have on an student’s journey toward a fulfilling life and career. The Ladder portrays the interconnected nature of hopefulness and the potential pitfalls that may befall students who lose hope and become disengaged.

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